Danish architecture firm BIG unveiled its latest project: the Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet, located in the mountain village of Le Brassus, Switzerland. The sleek, 25,800-square-foot, spiral-shaped glass building with a grass-covered roof is tentatively set to open its doors on June 26, 2020.
The museum will showcase 300 iconic pieces by famed Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in an exhibit space designed by Atelier Brückner. The luxury watch manufacturer rose to prominence for designing the Royal Oak wristwatch in 1972.
The museum is thoughtfully located next to Piguet’s original workshop, which dates back to 1875. The two attractions will be linked together and create an impressive structure both inside and out. Inspired by the ample sunlight of Le Brassus, the design of the museum accomplishes an organic flow between the surroundings and external structure by utilizing glass and celebrating natural light.
The museum’s interior is no less impressive. Representing the spring of a watch, the winding pathway ascends in a clockwise direction with the floor level rising and falling as it approaches the center. A permanent exhibit will feature 300 of Piguet’s finest timepieces curated to resemble the solar system.